Think wedding day fashion is all about the bride? Wrong. It’s mostly about the bride, but the guys have to look good, too. For wedding goers, staying up to date with male wedding fashion trends is important, especially if you haven’t bought a suit since prom.
We’ve put together these top 5 tips to get you on your way.
1. Go Tux, Go Tailored
Nothing beats the sharp lines of a nicely tailored tuxedo. Between the fitted jacket and pants, you’ll have a tighter silhouette if you need one, or an enhanced frame for men with slighter builds. For extra credit, pair with a long, skinny tie or a bow tie. Or, look extra fancy with tail coats. Yep, they’re acceptable.
2. Subdue Those Colors
There was a hot trend there for a while when men across the nation were wowing wedding guests with funky color colored suits. Would you like some fluorescent green with that slice of wedding cake? Alas, there’s only so much vibrant color disruption a wedding ceremony can take. Go for more subdued colors like steely grey.
3. What Kind of Tie is it Again?
Some of these tips will vary depending on what kind of adjectives come before the word “tie” on that embossed invitation. For black-tie only, try a black jacket with satin lapels, neatly pressed trousers, a bow tie and a cummerbund. For black-tie preferred, it’s tuxes for those in the wedding party and a dark colored suit for everyone else. If it’s a daytime wedding, it will likely be black-tie optional, in which case English day coats or suits made from cotton, tweed or linen in an earthy or dark color will be just fine.
For white tie or full evening dress, you’ll have to go full out. That means a tux with tails, a top hat, an overcoat, a white tie, and...wait for it...a cane. Yes, you read that right. But before you complain, just think about all the fun you can have tripping people when you get bored, or starting your personal limbo party. When you’ve got a top hat and a cane, the possibilities are endless.
4. Dress for the Weather
Especially if you’re the groom. If you’re already going to be sweating it up at that tropical beach alter, you better be wearing breathable materials. For spring and summer weddings, twill or linen suits are perfectly acceptable, whereas cotton or wool is better for the autumn or winter. Pair with a formal frock coat for more style points.
5. Pick the Right Ring
There’s no more intriguing bit of fashion at a wedding than the wedding rings. If you’re wondering what ring to pick your fiancé, consider thinking outside the norm. Thanks to Kate Middleton, sapphire rings have come roaring back into style. From golden to green to pink, they come in a variety of eye-catching colors with the added benefit of making your fiancé feel like a princess.
Matching Wedding Bands are also quite popular, especially in non-traditional textured rings, which can be sculpted into a matching set. These bands allow for maximum choice without sacrificing the unity the bands are meant to signify.
From tuxes to wedding bands, following this guide will be sure to get you on your way. Enjoy that wedding!
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Guest post by: Rob Toledo